Bachelor of Arts
This program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded course of business education that is rooted in and enhanced by studies in biblical studies, theology, and arts and science.
The BA in Business Administration is designed to give students an overview of the field of business while specializing in one particular area. Students graduating from this program also obtain a business diploma from the Saskatchewan Polytechnic (Palliser campus) in Moose Jaw with one of the concentrations listed below.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic is a province-wide network of post-secondary training institutions that has a graduate placement rate consistently above 90 per cent. Students in the BA in Business Administration must spend a minimum of one year of study at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
Past graduates have pursued many types of careers including that of a business manager, entrepreneur, accountant, service technician, banking service provider, business development consultant, and many other occupations.
Who, What and Why
Whether you want to go into business or just manage your finances well, taking business classes will help you. They'll give you confidence, improve your problem-solving, communication, and management skills, and give you the knowledge and practical experience you need to use them effectively.
Wherever you go in life, basic knowledge of things like mortgages, compound interest, annuities, and accounting can help you in a number ways-your personal search for a home, with future investments and budgeting, and in saving for your children's education.
1) Well-rounded education
At Briercrest, we're not just giving you the opportunity to learn business skills. We're offering you a full undergraduate education that includes strong, biblically-rooted teaching on morality and ethics, sound biblical interpretation skills, Christian theology, and current Christian ministry practices.
Your Briercrest degree will also help establish you as a man or woman of integrity-a very important quality for employers.
You'll take 36 hours of arts and science courses-something you won't get in a two-year business program or a Bachelor of Commerce.
An arts and science education will equip you with the following competencies that will help you succeed in the business world:
2) Theory meets practicality
In your fourth year, you'll take specialized business classes designed to help you apply what you know and believe to real-life scenarios from the business world. You'll examine case studies, business literature, and many other sources of information that will teach you about problem-solving, human relations, and business ethics.
3) Six years' worth of classes in four
When you complete your year of study at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, you'll get a business diploma in accounting, administration, financial services, human resource management, or marketing. When you graduate from Briercrest College and Seminary, you'll receive a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Essentially, you're getting six years' worth of classes in four years.
Our Saskatchewan Polytechnic Affiliation
In order to provide you with a balance of theoretical and practical learning, Briercrest College and Seminary has partnered with the Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatchewan's provincially-chartered and accredited technical institute. You'll spend one of your four years there specializing in either accounting, administration, financial services, human resource management, or marketing.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic is the primary public educational
institution for both skills training and technical education. It is
Saskatchewan Polytechnic has a graduate placement rate that is consistently above 90 percent, and it is only 20 minutes away from the Briercrest campus.
Students will complete a modified version of the four-year BA degree Core Curriculum, as well as 4 semesters of Service Learning. As part of their graduation requirements, all four-year BA students will also complete the Senior Portfolio (PRT 400).
Degree Requirements (120 credit hours)
BA Core Curriculum for Partnership Degrees (45 credit hours)
Required Courses (33 credit hours):
ADM 367 Principles of Leadership and Administration*
Business Management Concentration (24 credit hours):
Students choosing the Business Management concentration
at Briercrest will take the following courses:
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Concentration (30 credit hours):
Students choosing one of the following concentrations
will attend Saskatchewan Polytechnic for one year:
PRT 400 Senior Portfolio
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